DETROIT (AP) — Attendance by spectators is lighter on the second day of a rare trial challenging Michigan's ban on gay marriage.
Stanford University sociology professor Michael Rosenfeld is back on the witness stand Wednesday, testifying on behalf of two Detroit-area nurses seeking to overturn the 2004 Michigan constitutional amendment.
Many questions have focused on the well-being of children raised by same-sex couples. State attorneys have defended the gay-marriage ban by saying voters wanted to encourage families led by a male and a female.
Citing research, Rosenfeld says "it's clear" that children raised by same-sex parents suffer no disadvantage when compared to other kids.
Jayne Rowse and April DeBoer are raising three adopted children at their Hazel Park home, but they're barred from jointly adopting them because same-sex couples can't marry in Michigan.